The Complete Guide to Waterman Pen Refills

Are you unsure which refill you need for your Waterman pen?

This ultimate Waterman refill guide shows you every refill that Waterman makes for their pens, which pens they fit, and alternatives from other brands where available.

This includes ballpoint pen refills, rollerball pen refills, fountain pen ink cartridges, bottled ink, ink converters, erasers for mechanical pencils, and pencil lead refills.

The Complete Guide to Waterman Pen Refills

1. Waterman Ballpoint Pen Refills

Waterman Balloint Pen Refill

All Waterman ballpoint pens use the same refills. So, if you are using the Waterman Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen or Waterman Expert Ballpoint Pen, or any other Waterman ballpoint pen, the refills used in all of them will be the same.

The refills made by the Waterman only fit in Waterman ballpoint pens. The length of the refills is usually 4.5 inches, and they contain oil-based ink.

Check out our Ultimate Pen Refill Guide if you would like to know more about all the different types of pen refills.

1.1. Waterman Ballpoint Pen Refill Ink Colors & Tip Sizes

The Waterman refill for ballpoint pens is available with a fine or medium tip and in the following colors:

  • F – Fine Blue Ink – Waterman Code 1964016
  • F – Fine Black Ink – Waterman Code 1964017
  • M – Medium Blue Ink – Waterman Code S0944490
  • M – Medium Black Ink – Waterman Code S0944480

1.2. Waterman Ballpoint Pen Refill Pen Compatibility

The Waterman ballpoint pen refills fit the following pens:

  • Waterman Expert Special Edition Metallic Rose Gold Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Special Edition Metallic Gold Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Special Edition Metallic Silver Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Special Edition Metallic Black Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Deluxe Red Club Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Chateau Vert Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Cote Azure Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Deluxe Blue Lounge Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Allure Pastel Yellow Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Allure Pastel Green Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Allure Pastel Pink Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Allure Pastel Blue Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Embleme Red Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Embleme Black Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Stainless Steel Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Black Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Stainless Steel Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Stainless Steel Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Stainless Steel Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Carene Amber Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Matt Black Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Black Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Carene Black Lacquer Gold Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Black Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Deluxe Dark Red Chrome Trim Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Expert Special Edition L’Essence du Bleu Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Essentials Black Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Essentials Red Ballpoint Pen
  • Waterman Special Edition Hemisphere Ballpoint L’Essence du Bleu
  • Waterman Expert Lacquer Ballpoint Black and Gold
  • Waterman Carene Ballpoint Pen – Black Sea Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Expert Ballpoint Pen – Metallic Silver Ruthenium Trim
  • Waterman Hemisphere Ballpoint Pen – Côte D’azure Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Expert Ballpoint Pen – Essential Dark Blue Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Exception Slim Black Ballpoint Pen St
  • Waterman Exception Slim Black Ballpoint Pen Gt

1.3. Alternative Waterman Ballpoint Pen Refills

If you are looking for an alternative refill to use instead of the Waterman ballpoint pen refills then there are a couple of options,

These are made by the U.S based manufacturer Monteverde and Jaymo branded refills

Monteverde Alternative Waterman Ballpoint Pen Refills Medium Point, W13

Monteverde Waterman Ball Pen Refill

 

Monteverde W13 medium refills for Waterman ballpoint pens have a 0.7 mm tip. They contain low viscosity ink which offers a smooth writing experience and there are 9 ink colors to choose from.

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Blue/black
  • Brown
  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Green

Monteverde Alternative Waterman Gel Ink Ballpoint Pen Refills Fine Point, W42

Monteverde Waterman Gel Ballpoint Pen Refill

If you prefer a smoother writing ink then Monteverde W42 fine point refills are a good option as they are a capless refill that contains a smooth writing gel ink.

The Monteverde alternative Waterman ballpoint gel ink refills are available in the following colors.

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Blue/black

Jaymo Alternative Waterman Ballpoint Pen Refill

Jaymo Waterman Ballpoint Pen Refill

Jaymo is the other brand of Waterman alternative ballpoint refills they have a medium 0.7mm tip and are available in the following colors.

  • Black
  • Blue

2. Waterman C/F Ballpoint Refill

Waterman CF Balloint Pen Refill

Waterman Titan / Titane C/F Ballpoint Refills are only used for old Waterman ballpoint pens.

They were discontinued by Waterman a long time ago and the new genuine Waterman CF refills are hard to find and probably unusable due to the age of when they were originally manufactured.

However, there is a UK manufacturer Custom Pen Parts that sells a brand-new compatible Waterman CF refill.

Obviously, there will be shipping charges to the US but is the only alternative Waterman CF refill that I know of.

3. Waterman Rollerball Pen Refills

Waterman Rollerball Pen Refill

All Waterman rollerball pens have the same refills. It means whether you buy the highest price or lowest price Waterman rollerball pen, the refills used in them will be the same.

The ink used in the Waterman rollerball pen refills is water-based.

3.1. Waterman Rollerball Pen Refill Ink Colors & Tip Sizes

Waterman rollerball pen refills have a fine tip and are available in the following colors:

  • F – Fine Black Ink – Waterman Code S0954850

Waterman blue ink refills are still available from some retailers but they appear to be discontinued as they are no longer listed on the Waterman website.

3.2. Waterman Rollerball Pen Refill Pen Compatibility

The Waterman rollerball pen refills fit in all the following pens:

  • Waterman Expert Rollerball Pen in Stainless Steel with Gold Trim
  • Waterman Phileas Rollerball Pen in Translucent Purple with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Expert Rollerball Pen in Matte Black with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Exception Rollerball Pen in Slim Black with Gold Trim
  • Waterman Expert Rollerball Pen in Red with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Expert Rollerball Pen in Blue with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Exception Rollerball Pen in Black Slim with Silver Trim
  • Waterman Carene Rollerball Pen in The Black Sea with Stainless Steel Trim
  • Waterman Expert Rollerball Pen in Black with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Expert Roller Pen in Black with Gold Trim
  • Waterman Hemisphere Rollerball Pen in Black with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Carene Rollerball Pen in Blue and Silver Trim
  • Waterman Expert III Rollerball Pen in Metallic Black with Ruthenium Trim
  • Waterman Expert III Rollerball Pen in Metallic Silver with Ruthenium Trim
  • Waterman Expert III Rollerball Pen in Metallic Gold with Ruthenium Trim
  • Waterman Expert III Rollerball Pen with Metallic Rose Gold with Ruthenium Trim
  • Waterman Hemisphere Rollerball Pen in Matte Stainless Steel with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Hemisphere Rollerball Pen in Matte Stainless Steel with Black Lacquer with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Hemisphere Rollerball Pen in Matte Stainless Steel with Red Lacquer with Chrome Trim
  • Waterman Expert L’Essence Du Bleu Rollerball Pen in Metal & Blue Lacquer
  • Waterman Exception Rollerball Pen in Slim Blue with Silver Trim
  • Waterman Embleme Rollerball Pen in Ivory
  • Waterman Embleme Rollerball Pen in Blue
  • Waterman Embleme Rollerball Pen Deluxe Gold
  • Waterman Embleme Rollerball Pen Deluxe Grey
  • Waterman Allure Rollerball Pen Pastel Pink
  • Waterman Allure Rollerball Pen Pastel Green
  • Waterman Expert Deluxe Rollerball Pen Dark Blue
  • Waterman Hemisphere Deluxe Rollerball Pen Red Club

3.3. Alternative Waterman Rollerball Pen Refills

Waterman rollerball pen refills are Euro format refills and will fit most pens that take this size refill. Euro format refills are universal style refills that fit in most pens.

Check out our ultimate guide to Euro format rollerball pen refills for more information

I would say that they are slightly shorter than a standard Euro format refill, so not all Euro format refills will fit.

Jaymo Alternative Waterman Rollerball Pen Refills

Jaymo Waterman Rollerball Pen Refill

Jaymo is one of the few alternative Waterman rollerball pen refills that are compatible with most Waterman rollerball pens. Before ordering, you need to make sure that the sizes of both refills correctly match or not.

Jaymo refills for Waterman rollerball pens have a fine 0.55mm tip and are available with black or blue ink.

4. Waterman Fountain Pen Refills

Waterman fountain pens can be refilled in two ways:

  • By changing the cartridges of the pen
  • By ink converter

An ink converter is a refillable reservoir of ink that is fitted inside the barrel. The advantage of using an ink convertor is that there are a huge range of ink colors to choose from and any other brand of fountain pen bottled ink can be used.

4.1. Waterman Ink Cartridges

Waterman Ink Cartridges

Waterman ink cartridge is also known as Standard International Ink Cartridges. The ink used in these cartridges is water-based.

Waterman ink cartridges unlikely Waterman rollerball pen refills and ballpoint pen refills fit in all Waterman fountain pens as well as many other brands of fountain pens. However, it does not fit in Parker’s pens as Parker made its unique cartridges.

All Waterman ink cartridges fit in all Waterman fountain pens.

Waterman ink cartridges are divided into two subcategories concerning their sizes:

  • Waterman Long Ink Cartridges (Pack of Eight Long Cartridges)
  • Waterman Short Ink Cartridges (Pack of Six Short Cartridges)

Waterman Standard International Long Ink Cartridges contain a box of eight cartridges. The length of these cartridges is 7.2 cm, and their diameter is 7.0 mm.

It is available in three colors:

  • Intense Black (Model Number 52021w)
  • Mysterious Blue ‎(Model Number S0110910)
  • Serenity Blue ‎ (Model Number S0713021)

Waterman Standard Short Ink Cartridges contain a box of six cartridges. The length of these cartridges is 3.8 cm, and the diameter of these cartridges is 7.0 mm.

It is available in two colors:

  • Intense Black (Model Number S0110950)
  • Serenity Blue ‎(Model Number S0110950)

Multicolor Waterman Fountain Pen Cartridges

Multicolor Waterman fountain pen cartridge contains eight different color cartridges. The eight different colors cartridges are:

  • Intense Black
  • Serenity Blue
  • Mysterious Blue
  • Inspired Blue
  • Harmonious Blue
  • Audacious Red
  • Tender Purple
  • Radiant Purple

4.2. Waterman Bottled Ink

Waterman Bottled Inks

Waterman bottled ink can be used in all fountain pens. It fills to pen through a converter.

This bottle contains 50 ml of ink. Waterman bottled ink contains dye-based ink.

Waterman bottled ink comes in eight different colors:

  • Waterman Serenity Blue Ink (Model Number S0110720)
  • Waterman Mysterious Blue Ink (Model Number S0110790)
  • Waterman Intense Black Ink (Model Number S0110710)
  • Waterman Audacious Red Ink (Model Number S0110730)
  • Waterman Tender Purple Ink (Model Number S0110750)
  • Waterman Absolute Brown Ink (Model Number S0110830)
  • Waterman Harmonious Green Ink (Model Number S0110770)
  • Waterman Inspired Blue Ink (Model Number S0110810)

4.3. Waterman Fountain Pen Ink Converters

Waterman Ink Converter

Waterman fountain pen ink converter uses twist-action to suck out the ink bottle’s ink. it contains storage ink reservoirs that draw out the ink through pin nibs from an ink bottle.

To refill the ink converter insert the pen nibs into the ink bottle, then twist the plunger to load the ink into the reservoir.

The maximum capacity of the Waterman fountain pen ink converter is 0.6 ml. It is either made of plastic or metals.

Waterman fountain pen ink converter works only in the following Waterman fountain pens:

  • Waterman Apostrophe Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Audace Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Charleston Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Edson Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Carene Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Elegance Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Exception Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Expert Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Harmonie Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Hemisphere Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Ici Et La Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Perspective Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Phileas Fountain Pen
  • Waterman Serenite Fountain Pen

4.4. Waterman Fountain Pen Nibs

Waterman Fountain Pen Nibs

Waterman fountain pen nibs are unique for every model of pen. There is a special nib that does not fit in other models of Waterman fountain pens for every model.

Waterman fountain pen nibs are categorized by the material that they are manufactured from and the size of the nib.

4.5. Waterman Fountain Pen Nib Materials:

Depending on which model of Waterman fountain pen you have its nib will be manufactured from the following material:

  • Stainless Steel Gold Plated
  • Solid 18k Gold
  • Solid 18k Gold Rhodium Plated
  • Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel Gold Plated
  • Stainless Steel with Chrome-Plated

5. Waterman Fountain Pen Nib Sizes:

Waterman fountain pens are available in the following nib sizes. Although not all sizes are available for every model of Waterman fountain pen.

  • Extra Fine
  • Fine
  • Fine Oblique
  • Medium
  • Broad
  • Broad Oblique
  • Stub

5.1. Waterman Allure Fountain Pen Nib Sizes:

  • Waterman Graduate/Allure Nib “F”
  • Waterman Graduate/Allure Nib “M”

5.2. Waterman Carene Fountain Pen Nib Sizes:

  • Waterman Carene Ct Nib “B”
  • Waterman Carene Ct Nib “M”
  • Waterman Carene Gt Nib “M”
  • Waterman Carene Gt Nib “F”
  • Waterman Carene Gt Nib “B”
  • Waterman Carene Gt Nib “EF”
  • Waterman Carene Ct Nib “EF”
  • Waterman Carene Ct Nib “F”

5.3. Waterman Embleme Fountain Pen Nib Sizes:

  • Waterman Embleme “M”
  • Waterman Embleme “F”
  • Waterman Embleme “Ef”

5.4. Waterman Exception Fountain Pen Nib Sizes:

  • Waterman Exception “EF”
  • Waterman Exception “F”
  • Waterman Exception “F”
  • Waterman Exception “M”
  • Waterman Exception “B”

5.5. Waterman Expert Fountain Pen Nib Sizes:

  • Waterman Expert Gt Nib “Ef”
  • Waterman Expert Ct Nib “F”
  • Waterman Expert Gt Nib “M”
  • Waterman Expert Gt Nib “F”
  • Waterman Expert Ct Nib “Ef”
  • Waterman Expert Ct Nib “M”
  • Waterman Expert Ct Nib “B”

5.6. Waterman Hemisphere Fountain Pen Nib Sizes:

  • Waterman Hemisphere Ct Nib “M” – New Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Gt Nib “M” – New Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Ct Nib “F” – New Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Ct Nib “B” – New Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Gt Nib “B” – New Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Ct Nib “EF” – New Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Gt Nib “B” – Old Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Gt Nib “EF” – Old Version
  • Waterman Hemisphere Gt Nib “M” – Old Version

6. Waterman C/F Fountain Pen Refills

The Waterman C/F fountain is different from the actual Waterman fountain pens. It was manufactured in 1953 and is classed as a vintage Waterman fountain pen.

The pen has different cartridges, nibs, and converters compared to modern-day Waterman fountain pens. These parts are rare and difficult to found.

Waterman C/F Ink Cartridges

Waterman C/F ink cartridges are different from other Waterman fountain pen ink cartridges & only work for Waterman C/F fountain pens.

Waterman C/F Ink Converter

The Waterman C/F ink converter is shorter than the standard Waterman fountain pen ink converter. It only fits in C/F fountain pens.

7. Where Can I Buy Cheap Waterman Refills

You cannot buy Waterman refills directly from the Waterman website.

If you are looking to save money and buy cheap Waterman refills then Amazon is probably as good as anywhere.

Buy Waterman Refills on Amazon

There are plenty of other online stores that will sell them but they struggle to compete with Amazon on prices and postal costs.

If you also have a different brand of pen, check out Pen Refill Guides, where there is a complete list of our in-depth refill guides for each manufacturer.

2 thoughts on “The Complete Guide to Waterman Pen Refills”

  1. I’ve a Waterman Roller ball using from factory a ‘Waterman Roller Pointe metal FINE 706’ and I’ve successfully replaced it with the refill of a standard Pilot G2 (10) BL-G2-10-B pen. The nib of the refill was just very very slightly snug as it fit though the tip of the pen (but it fits). Caution when removing the G2 refill from Waterman body as the nib can detach from the ink cartridge when you pull it out. Dimensionally the G2 refill and Waterman Roller 706 are almost exactly the same size, The nib of the G2 is just a bit longer

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